English Composition: Research and Writing

Duane Roen, Adam Pacton, ASUx

Learn how to design, develop, research, and execute a writing project from inception to completion in this credit-eligible course.

This course is part of Global Freshman Academy (GFA), which means you can earn transferable ASU credit toward your college degree.


This writing course introduces students to discourse, research, and research writing for the purpose of proposing solutions to problems they encounter in their communities. To achieve this, students will learn how to:


Develop an actionable central research question
Propose a research project
Conduct primary and secondary research
Design an action-oriented research project for web publication

By engaging with local questions and problems, students will have the opportunity to enter into important discussions and possibly create meaningful changes in the lives of those around them. Students will create a digital portfolio that enables them to publish and share their research and writing.


This course will interest individuals who want to learn more about how to create change in the world through research and writing. This class will also interest those who want to learn how to compose in a digital environment.


If you wish to earn university credit for the course, we will ask you to complete a portfolio in which you demonstrate what you have learned. This is a 3-credit hour course at Arizona State University (ENG 102 First-Year Composition). It is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring the credit.

Student Testimonials

“I think the course content is much relevant for my requirement. The course has qualified instructors and moreover they are representing the academic staff of the Arizona State University. Thus, I hope the journey through this course would provide me a unforgettable experience. Hoping to enjoy the pleasure of learning soon.” -Nishani Rathnayake

“The instructors are highly qualified, so I have high expectations about this course.This is a unique English course because we will directly learn about the power and pleasures of writing. By engaging with local questions and problems, we will have the opportunity to enter into important discussions and possibly create meaningful changes in the lives of those around us. We will create a digital portfolio that enables them to publish and share their research and writing.”
-Muhammad Ramzan Kalhoro

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What will you learn

  • Rhetorical Knowledge
  • Critical Reading, Thinking, and Composing
  • Writing Processes
  • Knowledge of Writing Conventions

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  • 20 August 2019
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  • Language: English Gb

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